The other reviewers are quite right. I never once thought that a haircut could change the way one interacts with the world, but in this case, it did. My first visit with Ramses was more out of happenstance then it was out of design. He's a great guy to chat with, very passionate about his craft, and he loves what he does. That kind of quality is rare, as I'm often used to dealing with stylists who tend to just "breeze" through their days/clients and often you walk away feeling like; "Well, that was a haircut, like any other."
With Ramses though, he got me excited about my hair. I'm a dude. I'm a straight dude at that. I'm also a very practical guy and down to earth. But after that first cut (which was fantastic btw) I immediately noticed a change in my confidence. I just "knew" I looked good. I didn't question it. The results were immediate, being single in LA, I was actually asked out (usually it's the other way around) and have been kind of living like a rock-star (in my own non-conspicuous little way). I get compliments. I notice the admiring eyes from across the room. Things, which, I'm not used to.
When I went in for my second cut about a month later my hair had grown out slightly different, it had a more "stylized" appeal to it. I noticed I wasn't using as much product to get the results I wanted. My hair was becoming "easy to manage" and coming from a guy who never thinks about hair, that should tell you something. I asked him about that mini-transformation and his reply was in his own way, simple; "Of course friend, because I'm changing the way you think about your hair." And you know what? He's right. I'm a life-long fan now and whether you be guy or gal, I highly recommend him to just about anyone.
He's not only a great stylist, but a great guy. Thanks again Ramses and I'll see you next month!